Charles Strikwerda Scholarship in Political Science

John Van Dellen was a graduate of Calvin who entered the real estate profession following military service in World War II. A man of many talents and varied interests, John served his city and church in numerous ways. John established this scholarship to honor his nephew, Calvin Political Science Professor Charles Strikwerda.

Basic criteria:

  • entering junior or senior year (preference will be given to seniors)
  • cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • political science or international relations major
  • an excellent student in and out of class as demonstrated by regular, thoughtful, and cheerful contributions in class discussions and by participation in campus and/or community activities. The scholarship is intended for an all-around good student who contributes significantly to the classroom and campus environment.

Renewal criteria: Students who wish to be considered for renewal must file a new application each year and will be given equal consideration with other candidates.

Charles Strikwerda Scholarship in Political Science
Political Science
Supplemental Questions
  1. How have you contributed to the classroom and academic environment at Calvin? (i.e. small group leader, class project, or honor society)